29 Sights in Lima, Peru (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Lima, Peru. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 29 sights are available in Lima, Peru.

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1. Casona de San Marcos

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Casona de San Marcos Altiplano / Public domain

The Casona de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, also known as Cultural Center of the National University of San Marcos, is a large Colonial building in the city of Lima, Lima Region, Peru, where the main cultural center of the University of San Marcos operates. It currently houses various entities of importance to the university institution as a whole, such as: the Museum of Art, the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the University Theater of San Marcos (TUSM), the España de las Artes Library and the directions of Ballet, Folklore, Music, Film and Television, Band and Orchestra, and Tourism. The set of the "Casona de la Universidad de San Marcos" -which includes the famous "University Park" on its outside-, of undeniable historical and cultural importance for the city, it is part of the area and of the list of buildings of the historic center of Lima that were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1988.

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2. Casa O'Higgins

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The O'Higgins house is a colonial -style building located in the Historic Center of Lima, specifically located in the Jirón de la Unión, meters from the Plaza de Armas of the Peruvian capital. He bears that name because it was the house where the Chilean military and politician, Bernardo O'Higgins, who is considered a father of the homeland of Chile and one of the liberators of Latin America, as well as after his Abdication as Supreme Director of Chile in 1823, it was his house of exile in the recently independent Republic of Peru until his death in 1842. Bernardo was the son of Ambrosio O'Higgins, Viceroy of Peru between 1796 and 1801.

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3. Diosa Feme

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In Greek mythology, Pheme, also known as Ossa in Homeric sources, was the personification of fame and renown, her favour being notability, her wrath being scandalous rumours. She was a daughter either of Gaia or of Elpis (Hope), was described as "she who initiates and furthers communication" and had an altar at Athens. A tremendous gossip, Pheme was said to have pried into the affairs of mortals and gods, then repeated what she learned, starting off at first with just a dull whisper, but repeating it louder each time, until everyone knew. In art, she was usually depicted with wings and a trumpet.

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4. Tapada Limeña

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Tapada Limeña Johann Moritz Rugendas / Public domain

Tapada limeña was the denomination used at the time of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the first years of the Republic to designate the women in Lima who covered their heads and faces with comfortable silk mantones, revealing just one eye. Its use began in the 16th century and it spread until well into the 19th century, that is, its use lasted for three centuries and was not only limited to the "City of the Kings", but also to other important cities in the region. In Lima, the custom remained until well into the Republic, when it was relegated by French fashions.

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5. La Libertad

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Libertad is a bronze sculpture located in the French Square in the historic center of Lima (Peru). It was designed by French sculptor Ren é bertrand-bout é e in 1926 and cast by Eugßnesoleau. This is a single bronze sculpture, about 2 meters high, depicting a standing female figure, wearing a slight robe and a laurel wreath on her head. It is mounted on a 4.30-meter-high base. Sculpture and French Square were declared as monumental buildings of urban environment in 1972. In 2018, it was declared as a national cultural heritage in 2018.

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6. Complejo Arqueológico Mateo Salado

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The monumental archaeological complex of mateo salado, also known as huaca mateo salado, is located in the Lima district, bordering the bre ñ a and free village districts. The monumental nature of the five steps and truncated pyramids that make up it, as well as the considerable extension of the whole, make it one of the most important archaeological complexes on Peru's central coast. It is also one of the most representative forms of Spanish architecture in front of Peru's capital, which is located in the center of the city.

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7. Casa-Museo Raul Porras Berrenechea

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The Raúl Porras Barrenechea Institute of the National University of San Marcos (IRPB-UNMSM) was founded in 1964 by the University of San Marcos in honor of the distinguished alum, Peruvian historian and diplomat Raúl Porras Barrenechea. The institute acts as a Center for Higher Studies and Peruvian Research, developing and promoting research mainly related to the areas of humanities, arts and social sciences. To this end, the institute offers researchers and the general public a library specialized in the mentioned fields.

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8. José Faustino Sánchez Carrión

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José Faustino Sánchez Carrión Pintura del siglo XIX / Public domain

José Faustino Sánchez Carrión, was a pro-independence politician from Peru. Also known as the "Solitario de Sayán", he had a decisive role in the establishment of the republican system of government in post-independence Peru. He was one of the writers of the first political constitution of Peru, of liberal tendencies. He later participated in the diplomatic mission which traveled to Guayaquil to invite Simon Bolivar to Peru. He died prematurely, victim of an unknown sickness.

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9. Torre del Reloj Alemana

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Torre del Reloj Alemana Serious Cat / CC BY-SA 2.0

The German Tower, also known as the Bell Tower or University Bell, is the bell tower of the Lime Center (Peru). It is located in front of the house of the National University of San Kyle and in the University Park at the intersection of Avenida Bancay and Pi é rola Nicholas. In 1921, some German immigrants donated on the centenary of independence. At noon and 6 p.m., their bells rang the first verse of the national anthem.

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10. Alameda de los Descalzos

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The Alameda of the Barefoot is an important Alameda, public garden or walk located in the Rímac district in the city of Lima, capital of Peru. One of the best known places in the district, around them, among other constructions, the churches of Santa Liberata, Sponsorship, and Our Lady of Los Angeles. In its vicinity there is also the place where the Micaela Villegas Mill house was located. It measures about 450 m.

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11. Casa Aliaga

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Aliaga's house is a colonial -style building located in the historic center of Lima. The building would have been built on a huaca. The building dates from May 1536 at the beginning of the foundation of the city. He belonged to Don Jerónimo de Aliaga and Ramírez. It was destroyed by the 1746 Lima earthquake and rebuilt by Juan José Aliaga and Sotomayor. In the nineteenth century a series of works are carried out.

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12. Plaza San Martín

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Plaza San Martín Ministerio de Defensa del Perú / CC BY 2.0

The Plaza San Martín is one of the most representative public spaces of the city of Lima, Peru. It is located at the ninth block of Colmena avenue, within the Historic Centre of Lima which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO. It is located near the Plaza Mayor of Lima and is connected to it by the Jiron de la Union. Its central monument gives homage to Peru's liberator, José de San Martín.

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13. Museo del Palacio Arzobispal de Lima

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The Archdiocese of Lima is the residence of the Archbishop of Lima and the administrative headquarters of the Archdiocese of Lima, which includes the administrative office of the Archdiocese of Lima. Today it opens as a museum and is part of the Archbishop's Museum in Lima. The hotel is located in the historic lime center of the main square, in the corner formed by Junin and Carabaya Jirons.

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14. Casa de Osambela

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The Casa de Osambela is a building built during the colonial era of Peru. It stands on the old Novitiate of the Dominican fathers, destroyed by the earthquake of 1746, and part of the garden, facing the Calle de la Veracruz in the historic center of the city of Lima. It is one of the largest mansions in the center of Lima and is notable for its wide façade and excellent quality balconies.

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15. Pinacoteca Pancho Fierro

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The Ignacio Merino Municipal Gallery, commonly known as the Lime Gallery, is the principal institution managed by the Municipality of Lima and is responsible for promoting, from its artistic funds and technical resources, the inclusive formation, experimentation and research, knowledge generation, artistic creation and cultural exchange space among the population of Lima, Peru.

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16. Museo Electoral y de la Democracia

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The Museum of Elections and Democracy is a public museum established in 2005 at the headquarters of the National Electoral Jury (jne) in the historic center of Lima. Its mission is to preserve, study, exhibit and disseminate some of the heritage associated with Peru's electoral history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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17. Catedral de lima

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The Basilica Metropolitan Cathedral of Lima and Primate of Peru, otherwise Lima Metropolitan Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Plaza Mayor of downtown Lima, Peru. This third and current Cathedral of Lima was built between 1602 and 1797. It is dedicated to St John, Apostle and Evangelist.

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18. Combate del Dos de Mayo

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The monument to the May 2 battle is located in the oval of the square of the same name in Lima, Peru. It was developed to pay tribute to G á lvezeegusquiza and was declared a national cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture in 2018. On behalf of the brotherhood of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.

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19. Museo de Arte de Lima

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The Lima Art Museum is an art museum in Lima, Peru. The museum is located in the Palacio de la Exposición. The museum was inaugurated in 1961. The collection includes ceramics and textiles. MALI is a private organization supported by admission fees, contributions from members, and private donations.

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20. Plaza Miguel Grau

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Plaza Miguel Grau Paulo Guereta from São Paulo / CC BY 2.0

Plaza grau is a square located in the center of Lima, Peru. It is located at the intersection of the Republic Promenade with PaseCol ó n, Avenida Miguel grau and the Navy Heroes Promenade. Its name honors the Academy of Miguel Grault, who was commander of the Huasca Monitor during the Pacific War.

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21. Palacio Torre Tagle

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Palacio Torre Tagle No machine-readable author provided. Manuel González Olaechea assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Palacio de Torre Tagle is a building built during the colonial era of Peru that currently serves as the main headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru. It is located in the Jirón Ucayali in the historic center of Lima, two blocks southeast of the Plaza Mayor de Lima.

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22. Museo Señor de los Milagros

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The Museum of the King of Miracles is a museum dedicated to the dedication of the King of Miracles, painted by Angolan slaves in 1651. It is headquartered within the Nazarenas Abbey complex, at the Huancavelica fulcrum in the historic center of Lima. It opened on October 17, 2014.

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23. Paseo de los Héroes Navales

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The Paseo de los Héroes Naval is a place located in the district of Lima, in the center of the capital of Peru, and that occupies the first block of the Paseo de la República. His current name was granted on October 8, 1979 in commemoration of the centenary of Angamos.

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24. Museo de Sitio El Mirador del Cerro San Cristóbal

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The San Cristóbal hill is a hill located between the district of Rímac and that of San Juan de Lurigancho in the province of Lima, Peru. It is part of the isolated hills of the mountainous system of the Andes mountain range and is a destination of Catholic pilgrimage.

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25. Quinta de Presa

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Quinta de Presa Miscellaneous Items in High Demand, PPOC, Library of Congress / Public domain

La Quinta de Presa is a French-style country mansion built in the eighteenth century during the government of the then viceroy of Peru, Manuel de Amat y Junyet. It comprises a constructed area of 15 159 m². It is located in the Jirón Chira of the Rimac district.

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26. Memorial El ojo que llora

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The Eye that Cries is a memorial that was born as a private initiative designed to honor the thousands of victims as a result of terrorism in Peru, to strengthen the collective memory of all Peruvians and to promote peace and reconciliation in the country.

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27. Museo de Arte de San Marcos (UNMSM)

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Museo de Arte de San Marcos (UNMSM) Museo de Arte (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos) / Public domain

The National University of San Marco Museum of Art is an academic institution located within the Lima Fence in Lima, Peru. The museum collects, preserves, displays and studies the historical and artistic heritage of the University, Peru and humankind.

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28. Castillo Rospigliosi

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Castillo Rospigliosi
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The Rospigliosi Castle is a small castle located on Manuel del Pino Street No. 488, Santa Beatriz Urbanization of the Center of Lima, promoted by Carlos Rospigliosi Vigil. It was inaugurated in 1929 in the final stage of the Oncenium of Leguía.

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29. Casa Museo José Carlos Mariátegui

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The José Carlos Mariátegui Museum is a historical institution that seeks to preserve the legacy of who was one of the main Peruvian thinkers of the twentieth century. It is located in the capital of Peru, Lima.

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